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n. (context hematology cytology English) An anucleate cell in the blood involved with the transport of oxygen. Also called a red blood cell because of the red coloring of hemoglobin.


n. a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus [syn: red blood cell, RBC]


Usage examples of "erythrocyte".

A little adjustment of the fine focus and there they were: a sea of bland erythrocytes with the much more interesting white cells dispersed across the field like little jewels.

He would see the red corpuscles of the blood -- the erythrocytes -- and fail to recognize them.

He watched the erythrocytes with interest and saw them quite clearly now that he had recognized them for what they were.